Woman who walks on US highway is suing Google maps
4 June 2010

A woman who was hit by a car after walking on a highway in Los Angeles is suing Google.

Lauren Rosenberg claims she looked up a walking route on Google Maps on her Blackberry on 19 January last year.

The directions she was given included walking on a highway that has no pavement, but instead of seeking an alternate route she walked in the middle of the highway.

She was hit by a car and is suing Google for medical expenses amounting to $100,000 (£68,000), and for punitive damages. Rosenberg is also suing the driver who hit her.

Her court filing claims Rosenberg "was and is a competent adult" and lays full blame on Google and the driver.

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2 June 2010

[quote Autocar]A woman who was hit by a car after walking on a highway in Los Angeles is suing Google.[/quote]

Another one of those daft stories that always seem to originate from the US!

Someone sued McDonalds because the coffee was served hot and when they had an accident they scalded themselves!

Winnebago now have to warn that cruise control only controls speed and not direction after one customer put it on and nipped back to make a coffee!


2 June 2010

[quote Symanski]Someone sued McDonalds because the coffee was served hot and when they had an accident they scalded themselves![/quote] Upshot is now that the MacDonald's cups are better insulated and more leak proof than any other "fast coffee" chain, which means they can serve it at proper temperatures again.

2 June 2010

[quote Symanski]Another one of those daft stories that always seem to originate from the US![/quote]

I think there are certain people globally that shouldnt be trusted with a GPS device. Not long ago I read about the Asda driver who tried to drive his delivery truck through a forest cycle path because his Sat Nav told him to! and only the other week it was in the paper that a driver swerved through a farmers gate and down a huge embankment in their 5 series because their sat nav said to do so.

In short, some people should not be trusted with GPS systems.

2 June 2010

i just thought of an idea how to sue American businesses, just search for any of them that have doors which say "PUSH" or "PULL", then stand at the whichever side says PUSH, then wait for someone to approach the other side then slam open the door in their face, severely injuring them. Then take the business to court for them commanding you to PUSH the door, it doesn't state "when safe to do so, or free from obstructions".

This can be repeated until all doors in America are changed, dramatically enhancing the sales of a new company in Cornwall called "Door Alert Warning System" which conveniently has all the new door signs ready to ship out.

2 June 2010

Must....engage...brain. There are certain types of adults who actually scare me with their complete & utter failure to employ a little common sense.

I find these individuals to be far more of a threat than the mugger with a knife - at least with them you can see the threat!

How about Google counter-suing the woman for not wearing a sign warning others, including the shop staff that sold her the sat-nav program, that her stupidity could strike at any time?!

2 June 2010

[quote theonlydt]Upshot is now that the MacDonald's cups are better insulated and more leak proof than any other "fast coffee" chain[/quote]

I've popped in to BP stations for their Wild Bean coffee. Their lids have holes in them! Useless - you can't put them in your cup holder and drive without it spitting out coffee. Stop me picking up a cup on my way to work.

2 June 2010

Its just a shame this woman didn't remove herself from the gene pool once and for all. A candidate for the Darwin awards me thinks.

2 June 2010

Riddle: A woman walks down the middle of a road.

Problem: Why does she do this?

Solution: She's an idiot.

2 June 2010

and then of course, there is the American Lawyer who actually takes on the "supposedly intelligent client"

2 June 2010

Could she not sue her parents for failing to inform her that walking along the middle of a busy road is likely to result in a nast accident?

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